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    For your self-esteem

    My first post.... BLAAAAAAHH *nothing matters* Blaaaaaahh *spewing of words*. Took out worthless stuff, too big, too old, unhelpful.
    Need massive crits, NOW!

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    Your lines don't have much variation in value, don't be afraid to make stronger marks where they might be needed, and lighter ones where those would be appropriate. It's hard to comment on much because so many of your pics are old (honestly there's not much point critting something from 5 years ago). Upload some more recent things!

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    Yay me

    im officially 18. woots, drinks on me... shit, 3 yrs to go.
    all i had time for so far this week. i have cut all the gaming time out of my schedule and decided that drawing is more constructive, will have more by sun. plz tell me what u think is wrong with faces and maybe ill get better ones goin. wanted to see what faces would turn out to be in 30 sec, all are no ref and dont even ask about the dude's hood.
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    Line values comment dually noted, that would help to bring value like u said, promise more by sun.

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    Hi, at this stage you're probably better off working more with ref than without, and from life as much as you can. Get a mirror and do some self portraits. Remember that you should be looking at your paper 1/4 of the time and looking at your subject 3/4 (or even more). The faces you've done there are very much drawing symbols rather than how they appear in real life, because you haven't studied the face - check out Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.

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    I'm gonna tell you what my mentor (or one of them told me): try not to focus so much on the shadows of your drawings but instead to focus on the shapes, and the way they look. If the shapes are well done, the shadows are a piece of cake, more of an exercise than anything else. Try do draw an apple placed in front of you, or something like that...and draw not form imagination, but from what u see (models). I made that mistake at first. And don't draw from photographs, as they allready have the proportions set up. U got to figure them out for ypur self. I hope this helps, and keep it up. Don't be discouraged, and draw daily. Courage is the key...and of course ambition and training.

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    blech

    I hate self-portraits, staring at my face for that long is depressing lol. but ill get one done by sat evening. i dont have apples but an orange and banana would work? i know the faces were extremely off, just was told to post EVERYTHING, i def need to work on what im seeing rather than what i think im seeing. Out

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    For your self-esteem
    You can tell how i feel about the banana. he will taste good though.
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    No justice
    For your self-esteem
    hate self portraits, may add shades later.
    SATs suck.

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    It looks good, but avoid as much as possible outlining face features. Instead, just play with values and their contrast.
    Anyway, keep practicing, and if you dont see any improvement, then its a good sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recursive_End
    It looks good, but avoid as much as possible outlining face features. Instead, just play with values and their contrast.
    Anyway, keep practicing, and if you dont see any improvement, then its a good sign
    The only way i could see no imporvement as a good sign would be that i wouldn't continue drawing and wasting graphite, erasers and paper. waste not want though. scanner out of comission but will have portrait with values by mon night hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazzoLemealn_99
    The only way i could see no imporvement as a good sign would be that i wouldn't continue drawing and wasting graphite, erasers and paper. waste not want though. scanner out of comission but will have portrait with values by mon night hopefully.
    No, man. If *you* don't see improvement then that means you are drawing a lot. You need to draw...a lot. Get in as much practice as you can. Grab an anatomy book, but first...pick up Drawing on the RIght Side of the Brain. That should help you break out of drawing symbols.

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    Hey Spazzo!
    I didnt mean to discourage you, just wanna help you out.
    I know the beginning is pretty hard, but don't give up. The more you draw, the less you'll want to leave your pencil. Just keep practicing. If you begin at a point to hate yourself, just relaxe, empty your head, watch a movie, go walk in a park, whatever you want. Fill your days.
    Anyway, hope you'll keep posting

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    Right

    Van: I get it now, thnx. picked up right side of the brain a little bit ago, very interesting so far.
    Recursive: Discouraged? I thought you were joking. from the dif threads ive read in here i didnt think anyone around was capable of negativity lol. but i understand now so thnx for the insight. I dont make a point of hating myself or my drawings, i am simply keeping away from any sort of ego(have you seen the stuff people post here?damn). I am currently home-schooled, the SATs are on April 1st and i have 1/2 a year of schooling to get done by then. so between school study and sleep, i get 2 maybe 3 hrs for myself which is then divided into studying anatomy(for chiropractic college, so just names location and function), drawing or just relaxing(video games are a tough habit to break). I know the key to getting better at anything is that you do it more often, but my time is what i have. drawing has always been alot of fun even if i was never the greatest, so ill post as much as i can with the time i have. i have just received an art anatomy book from my mother(who has omitted its existence all this time) dont know how much it will help but we'll find out soon enough. keep the stuff comin guys...
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    Well, i declare it done. not because its good, but because im done. theres alot wrong with what is below my lips, and the eye to the right, and i exaggerated some values and under-played some.
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    A bit of fun after the portrait.

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    alrighty, i need some names for some nice anatomy books, were going up to portland on wed and i figure they have big book stores so ill find some.

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